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AGM Minutes 2017

Warwickshire County Association of Cricket Officials

 

Annual​​ General​​ Meeting​​ Minutes

 

The meeting was held at Moseley CC on Tuesday, 17th​​ January, 2017​​ at 7:30pm.

 

1. Attendance & Welcome

There were 51 members in attendance. A minute’s silence was held in memory of Bill Davis, Dennis Docking and Dave Woodward, who had died since the 2016 AGM.

 

2. Apologies

There were 34 apologies for absence.

 

3. Minutes of the 2016 AGM

The minutes of the 2016 AGM were distributed with the Agenda.​​ Ian Harris​​ proposed approving the minutes, and was seconded by Steve Scattergood. The proposal was passed nem con.

 

4. Matters Arising

There were no matters arising.

 

5. Chairman’s Report

The Chairman’s Report was distributed with the Agenda.​​ David Bird apologised for swapping the awards made to John Bates and Peter Cox in his report. Keith​​ Boyall proposed approving the report, and was seconded by Paul Stratford. The​​ proposal was passed nem con.

 

Level 1a and Level 2 certificates were presented to those in attendance who reached these levels during 2016. The Brampton Burroughs Trophy was awarded to Mike Iwanicki, who was not present to collect the trophy.

 

6. Secretary’s Report

The Secretary’s Report was distributed with the Agenda. David Johnson proposed approving the report, and was seconded by​​ Chris Brown. The proposal was passed nem con.

 

7, 8 and 9. Treasurer’s Report​​ and Statement of Accounts

These items were taken together. The Treasurer’s Report was distributed with the Agenda. The Treasurer specifically noted that while there had been 41 members join the Association, there were also 57 who had left. Howard Russell, one of the independent examiners, was asked to comment on the accounts. He commended the quality of the Treasurer’s book-keeping, and said there were no problems at all with the accounts.

 

Keith Boyall proposed approving the Treasurer’s Report​​ and Statement of Accounts, and was seconded by Eddie Boileau. The proposal was passed nem con.

 

10. Subscriptions for 2017

The Treasurer proposed subscriptions of:

£20Employed

£15Unemployed/Retired

£5Social Members

 

There would be a £5 discount for Employed or Unemployed/Retired subscriptions if these were paid by 1st​​ March.

 

John​​ Bates seconded the proposal. The proposal was passed nem con.

 

11. Election of Officers

Notification that all incumbents were willing to stand for election was distributed with the Agenda.

 

The following Officers were elected in turn:

 

President

John​​ Jameson, proposed by David Bird, seconded by Peter Cox.

There were no other candidates.

John Jameson was elected nem con.

 

Treasurer

David Paxton, proposed by Sue Redfern, seconded by Steve Scattergood.

There were no other candidates.

David Paxton was elected nem con.

 

Education Officer

David Johnson, proposed by​​ Ian Harris, seconded by Chris Brown.

There were no other candidates.

David Johnson was elected nem con.

 

Members Representatives

Keith Boyall and Chris Brown, proposed by David Johnson, seconded by Paul Stratford.

There were no other candidates.

Keith Boyall and Chris Brown were elected nem con.

 

12. Appointment of Independent Examiners

Don Williams was standing down​​ after 10 years, and was thanked by John Jameson. Howard Russell was willing to continue, and David Griffith was prepared to stand.

 

Keith Boyall proposed appointing Howard Russell and David Griffith as independent examiners. This was seconded by Mark Turner. The proposal was passed nem con.

 

13. Nominations for Life Membership

There were no nominations for Life Membership.

 

14. Nominations for Vice President

There were no nominations for Vice President.

 

15. Any Other Business

 

Dates of 2017 Monthly Meetings

The schedule of meetings had changed from the one distributed with the Agenda. The Chairman informed the meeting of the changes, and explained that the full schedule will be available on the website. The Day at the Cricket had not been fixed due to the introduction of a Day/Night county fixture this season, and the shortage of possible dates. There was a mild preference (16-13) for holding the Day at the Cricket alongside the Day/Night fixture.

 

Umpires Courses this Winter

The Level 1A course is taking place at the end of January. The Level 2 course registration deadline is 27th​​ January. No observer courses are being planned. There is an assessor course on 26th​​ February at Kidderminster CC.

 

Scorers’ Courses

Heather Vernon was not at the meeting due to other commitments at Lord’s.

 

Laws of Cricket

The President explained that new Laws will come into force in England from the 2018 season.

 

Nominations for ECB ACO Life Membership

Peter Cox received this award and formally thanked David Bird and the Committee for nominating him.

 

DBS Renewals

Keith​​ Boyall explained​​ that members still needed to notify the current Midlands Regional Appointments Officer of DBS renewals until the West Midlands organisation is in place.

 

Clubs Requiring 2nd​​ XI Umpires

Keith Boyall explained that two clubs, Harborne and Halesowen, were seeking 2nd​​ XI club umpires this season. Peter Cox led some brief discussion of whether or not umpires should stand there, or in 1st​​ XI fixtures in the Warwickshire League, where there was a shortage of umpires.

 

ECB ACO Postal Survey

Paul Boden commented that he thought it was surprising that less than 1900 people voted in the recent restructuring survey, even though there are more than 7000 members.

 

Midlands Cricket Conference Dinner

Colin Jennings advised members that this year’s dinner was on 10th​​ March, and that he was co-ordinating an umpire’s table if anyone was interested.

 

Membership Cards

Ian Harris​​ asked whether or not membership cards were now needed, given that the ECB ACO had stopped producing them. The Treasurer explained that the cost of producing these, £20 in total, wasn’t significant, and that he knew some members valued them. The Treasurer didn’t mind whether or not the Association had membership cards.

 

The​​ meeting closed at 8:20pm.


AGM Minutes 2018

Warwickshire County Association of Cricket Officials

 

2018​​ Annual​​ General​​ Meeting​​ Minutes

 

The meeting was held at Moseley CC on Tuesday, 16th​​ January, 2018​​ at 7:30pm.

 

In the absence of John Jameson, David Bird chaired the meeting.

 

1. Attendance & Welcome

There​​ were 57​​ members in attendance. A minute’s silence was held in memory of​​ John Newell and Ian Warner, who had died since the 2017​​ AGM.

 

2. Apologies

There were​​ 30​​ apologies for absence.

 

3. Minutes of the 2017​​ AGM

The minutes of the 2017​​ AGM were distributed with the Agenda.​​ Eddie​​ Boileau​​ proposed approving the minutes, and was seconded​​ by John Bates. The proposal was passed nem con.

 

4. Matters Arising

There were no matters arising.

 

5. Chairman’s Report

The Chairman’s Report was distributed with the Agenda.​​ Mike Iwanicki​​ proposed approving the report, and was seconded by​​ Paul Stratford. The​​ proposal was passed nem con.

 

The Brampton Burroughs Trophy was awarded to​​ John Jameson​​ which,​​ owing​​ to his ill health,​​ had been presented​​ to him at home.​​ The meeting gave a​​ rapturous​​ round of applause​​ for​​ John.

 

Certificates were presented to those umpires and scorers in attendance who passed officials’ courses in 2018.

 

6. Secretary’s Report

The Secretary’s Report was distributed with the Agenda.​​ David Fletcher​​ proposed approving the report, and was seconded by​​ Eddie Boileau. The proposal was passed nem con.

 

7. Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s Report was distributed with the Agenda. The Treasurer specifically noted that while there had been​​ 25​​ members join the Association, this was fewer than the number​​ who had left.​​ There will no longer be a requirement to complete a form, or membership cards be issued. The Treasurer was keen to encourage members to pay by BACS or standing order, in preference to handling cheques and cash.

 

Howard Russell, one of the independent examiners, was asked to comment on the accounts. He commended the quality of the Treasurer’s​​ records, and said there were no problems at all with the accounts.

 

 

 

Chris Brown​​ proposed approving the Treasurer’s Report and Statement of Accounts, and was seconded by​​ Alan Bray. The proposal was passed nem con.

 

8. Subscriptions for 2018

The Treasurer proposed subscriptions of:

£20Employed

£15Students/Unemployed/Retired

£5Social Members

 

There would be​​ a £10​​ discount for Employed or​​ Students/Unemployed/Retired subscriptions if these were paid by 1st​​ March.

 

Chris Brown​​ seconded the proposal. The proposal was passed nem con.

 

9.​​ Election of Officers

Notification that all incumbents were willing to stand for election was distributed with the Agenda.

 

The following Officers were elected in turn:

 

Chairman

David Bird, proposed by​​ Steve Scattergood,​​ seconded by​​ David Johnson.

There were no other candidates.

David Bird​​ was elected nem con.

 

Appointments Officer

Keith Boyall, proposed by​​ Paul Stratford, seconded by​​ Peter Cox.

There were no other candidates.

Keith Boyall​​ was elected nem con.

 

Scorers​​ Officer

Heather Vernon, proposed by​​ Steve Scattergood, seconded by​​ Eddie Boileau.

There were no other candidates.

Heather Vernon​​ was elected nem con.

 

Membership Services Officer

Sue Redfern, proposed by Heather Vernon, seconded by David Gower.

There were no other candidates.

Sue Redfern was elected nem con.

 

Performance Officer

John Bates was standing down as Performance Officer.​​ Applications were invited along with the distribution of papers for the AGM, but none had been forthcoming. John Bates would carry out necessary tasks until his replacement is appointed.

 

Members Representatives

John Bates and Chris Brown, proposed by​​ Steve Scattergood, seconded by​​ Eddie Boileau.

There were no other candidates.

John Bates and Chris Brown were elected nem con.

10. Appointment of Independent Examiners

Howard Russell and David Griffith, proposed​​ by​​ Sue Redfern, seconded​​ by David Johnson.

There were no other candidates.

Howard Russell and David Griffith were elected nem con.

 

11. Nominations for Life Membership

John Bates was nominated for life membership of the Association.​​ This was passed nem con.

 

12. Nominations for Vice President

Eddie Boileau was nominated for Vice President of the Association by John Bates. This was passed nem con.

 

13. To Consider Any Motions Received

No motions were received.

 

14. Any Other Business

 

a. Umpires’​​ Courses

DJ​​ outlined the new process for umpires, and encouraged members present to look at the MCC Laws​​ website. The Stage 1 and 2 courses at Bedworth on Monday nights were cancelled. The Bedworth course will instead run on Saturdays in March.​​ There will be presentations on the new Laws at the February and March monthly meetings.

 

b. Scorers’ Courses

HV​​ outlined the courses being organised by WCACO during the Spring. After TCS went into receivership, the ECB have developed a new laptop application for scorers in time for the 2018 season.

 

c. Appointments’ Matters

KB​​ asked members to update their availability​​ on Who’s​​ the Umpire as soon as possible, and outlined a number of appointment opportunities in various competitions that would be available.

 

d.​​ DBS Update

SR informed the meeting about the new DBS process.

 

e. WCACO clothing

SR informed the meeting of the tender process to appoint a new clothing manufacturer.​​ A​​ £10 discount on the first WCACO clothing item​​ was proposed by David Bird and seconded by Paul Stratford.​​ This was passed nem con.

 

f.​​ ECB Innovation Fund

West Midlands have £12,500 available. Warwickshire has put forward two proposals​​ for funding which aim to increase its activities towards recruiting young officials and female officials.

 

The​​ meeting closed at​​ 8:38pm.